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By Lisa Cherry

Because the world is screaming it's open message to our kids

Because only 1% of the millennial generation has a biblical worldview

Because God has always preserved group of people who will not bow

It's time to start a NOT OPEN revolution in 2014!

Will you help us pray in a new generation who will win the invisible spiritual culture war?

Here's the plan:

30 days of prayer to start a revolution - Hear the vision in under 4 minutes:

 

Get the prayer guide here:  Not Open 30 Days of Prayer

Here's what others are saying:

---Yes, I will pray.  The world is in the sway of the wicked one. Confusion is going viral, and the word of God has been cast aside for the sensual, deceiving, worldly wisdom which is a counterfeit.

--My wife and I are in full support of the need for both effective prayer support and the goal of reformation in the church, a far greater vision than merely successfully launching a book.  The prayer guide is a very useful and well thought out tool to help us support you.

 

--The church is in desperate need of revival.  Thank you for standing for the truth.  I’m with you on this 30 day prayer effort. 

---God is calling us to prepare for battle.  Thank you for sending out the clear and compelling call to pray.  Yes, I will join you.  I’m printing the prayer guide and putting it into my planner.


Linked to:
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1percent aqua on gray

By Lisa Cherry

The title of this post is heavy on my mind today. So please allow me to explain.

I just finished speaking to a lovely group of church folks about one of my new favorite topics: the Remnant of the Lord.  

I did what I usually do and led my listeners into a personal reality check that included a brush with some nasty statistics like....

Even though 83% of Americans still identify themselves as "Christian" when asked their religion of choice, only 9% of adults and only 1% of the Millennial generation have, according to George Barna, a biblical worldview!

9% of adults think and reason according to the teachings and principles of the Bible?!

1% of the young generation??!  Meaning our kids!!!

Can anyone besides me say that this is deeply distressing??

Somehow we have changed seasons in our nation. Somehow, while we were busy doing other things, we have exchanged our Christian heritage for something else!

And that explains why we scarcely recognize our national tenor as we peek in at our nightly news.

But not all of us have changed. Right???

Not all of us are running headlong into a feel-good sea of  relativism that flaunts sin as if it were the new vogue. Some of us are still standing. Right??

During a back to school service in the church I was visiting, I looked earnestly at the altar filled with teachers and students. And I couldn't help wondering. ...

Who in that group would be in the 9% or 1% ?

For just a moment I could hear my inner self about to pull an Elijah and say, "Lord, I must be the only one of your people standing!" But almost immediately, I sensed the Lord's correction.

Lisa, just like in the days of your brother Elijah, I have preserved for Myself ones (i.e. 7,000) who have not bowed their knee to Baal.

Yes, Lord, I celebrated! You are preserving for Yourself a holy remnant.

Now my job as a parent is to figure out how to lead my child to be...

…the 1 in 100!

This thought is whirling through my mind on a daily basis as I consider the priorities for my family in this new school year.  

How about you? What are your spiritual goals for your home? What is the Lord speaking to you right now about the most important things to include in your plan for your family?

Bible reading
Prayer
Heart to heart discussions
Inspirational movies

Folks, the 1 in 100 will not come by accident.

What is your plan?

Here are a few related posts on the Remnant, in case you did not catch them earlier:

What Do We Say to the Kids Today?
How to Help Your Kids WANT to Be Different

Are We Leftovers or Rejects? God’s Take on the Remnant

(Statistics and concepts in this post are from Lisa and Lucas' new book releasing February 1 in bookstores called Not Open: Win the Invisible Spiritual Culture War.)

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Linked to:

Faith Filled Friday
Essential Fridays
Fellowship Fridays

Faithful Friday
Titus 2sdays
Titus 2 Tuesdays

airport security Atlanta 427400947_4c4ccadfa2By Lisa Cherry 

I could hardly believe it when I heard it.

The Transportation Safety Administration issued a warning to travelers about being sensitive and alert to Muslim travelers during the season of Ramadan.  Ramadan is a month-long observance that includes fasting, prayer and Qu’ran recitations.

Wow, I wonder if we Christians would ever pose the same problem?   Would anyone at a government agency ever feel the need to make allowances for or explain our behavior to the public?

Would we pray and read our Bibles openly, or (blush!) hide our lights under a bushel? ← tweet

People might think we were radical about Jesus or something!!!!!

Now obviously, I am not saying we are to put on an insincere show for the public. Jesus had some pretty sharp words about that idea!

But we have a tendency to conform, to compromise, to modify our behavior to make it acceptable so that we fit it. NOT OPEN Film Set Lisa and Lucas

But is this culture something we want to fit into?

I’m not open to that.  How about you?

Atlanta airport image source:  Josh Hallett

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This week we filmed a 10 session DVD curriculum for Not Open: Win the Invisible Spiritual Culture War, the book I’ve just written with my son Lucas.

Not Open iNOT OPEN COVER 7-4s now being prepared for publication.  Will you pray that it will be used mightily for God’s purposes?

 

 

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Our Lord Himself defined marriage in GenesisAll attempts at a new definition are simply rebellion to His word.

I join with others who are mourning our Supreme Court's decision last week on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA.) Wow, what a sad day for God's people.

But what are we to do now? We lost.

I personally think one of the greatest dangers we face right now is our own discouragement. Discouragement births complacency, and that could result in us going dormant.

Dormant is tempting.  But Dormancy is Dangerous!!

We are called salt and light for good reason. Our presence has a preserving effect.

We are watching our culture slide over a dangerous cliff. But I, for one, will not give up and grow dormant with defeat.

I will continue to stand for righteousness. I will continue to disciple my children in how to reason according to the ways of God—not the culture. And I will continue to speak the truth in love to anyone who cares to hear my voice.

How about you? Do you find yourself saying words like: It's just inevitable....we may as well get used to it...there is nothing we can do now....times have just changed?

Please... Do not give in to the enemy's new plan to cause the lights to be hidden under a bushel basket! Precious souls are at stake and our children's future is threatened!

Not Open Cover designJust two days before the Supreme Court ruling, Lucas and I got our new book off to the editor. Not Open: Win the Invisible Spiritual Culture War deals with how to build a Remnant family when the flood of dissipation is rising. We will give you previews soon, but for now, can we agree?

Dormant is not the answer!!

I appreciate Christian leaders who, rather than going dormant, jumped out strong and quick to last week's announcement.

Dennis Rainey devoted his June 27 broadcast to this.  You can watch his podcast or download the transcript here.

Albert Mohler explained how the decision set the stage for a future legal challenge that would result in “…a sweeping decision that would create a new “right” that would mean the coast-to-coast legalization of same-sex marriage.”

James Dobson, Franklin Graham, James Robison, Mike Huckabee, Jack Hayford, and other leaders have joined in endorsing the Marriage Solidarity Statement

I’m signing this too.  Will you join me?

 

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Gratefully linked to

Encourage One Another      Wifey Wednesday    Tell His Story    Marital Oneness Mondays     Modest Mondays   Marriage Monday

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Help us choose a cover for Lisa Cherry's latest book, NOT OPEN

The book is in the editing phase right now and we need help narrowing down a cover choice. 

Would you give us your feedback on these five options? 

Please provide your age and gender in your response so we can learn which cover jumps out to different age groups.

Leave a comment here, or email me at nathan@victorydreamcenter.org

Thanks!